What to Have Done For Mon, Jun 28

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Empathizing

Interviews (conduct some interviews prior to Mon, Jun 28 class session)

Now that you've chosen an area to focus on for this design project, each member of your design team should interview three or four people to better understand their attitudes, practices, hopes, and fears regarding sustainability in this area. Truly understanding their needs is the critical first step in our design thinking process and will help you in developing useful composite character profiles.

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Interviewing - Tips

Defining

Composite Character Profiles (complete prior to Mon, Jun 28 class session)

Create at least four Composite Character Profiles that will help you to define your POV statements.

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Composite Character Profiles - Tips

Point of View Statements (complete prior to Mon, Jun 28 class session)

Create at least three or four POV statements based on your Composite Character Profiles that will help you frame the design challenges that your design team would like to focus on into actionable problem statements that will help launch your idea generation.

We'll evaluate and refine these POV statements together during our class session, so be sure to come to class with your initial drafts ready to share and discuss with others.

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Point of View Statements - Tips

Ideating

How Might We Questions (complete question prompts prior to Mon, Jun 28 class session — we'll ideate to generate answers in class)

Create How Might We questions (that are broad enough to seed your thinking about a wide range of solutions, but narrow enough to prompt your collaborators to think of specific unique ideas that answer the questions) based on two or three of your most promising POV statements. Prepare these How Might We questions before the start of our class session, and we'll use them during our next class session to begin ideating within your design team as well with other design teams to help generate potential solutions to consider.

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How Might We Questions - Tips